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Get your rhythm back.

Serious heart rhythm disorders called arrhythmias, affect the lives of millions of people daily. Unfortunately, most treatments for these conditions are generic and one-size-fits-all, with mixed results.

But there’s hope.

We believe there is a better way to address serious heart rhythm disorders such as atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. Using Abbott Electrophysiology’s technology, doctors can identify the sources of arrhythmias that are unique to each person. Now treatment can be tailored to your individual needs.

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The most common heart rhythm disorder, atrial fibrillation (AF, or afib) is a serious global public health problem which affects millions of people around the world. If left untreated, AF doubles the risk of heart-related deaths and also increases stroke risk by up to 500%. Unfortunately, although it is such a serious health problem, AF has historically been difficult to treat with an acceptable degree of success.

In response to this unaddressed need, Abbott, Inc. has developed a unique 3D analysis and mapping solutions (the Abbott 3D Mapping System), which consists of the RhythmView Workstation and FIRMap diagnostic catheter. The Abbott 3D Mapping System has been designed to enable physicians to view the electrical activity of the heart, thereby supporting the diagnosis and patient-specific treatment planning for a variety of heart arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, atrial tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia.

The Abbott 3D Mapping System received FDA Clearance in 2013 band is now in routine use at several leading medical centers throughout the United States.

Mercy Health Youngstown Introduces New Technology to Treat AFib

Mercy Health Youngstown, formerly Humility of Mary Health Partners, completed an atrial fibrillation ablation Nov. 17 using an advanced heart mapping system developed by Abbott Electrophysiology Inc. This is the first time this new technology has been used in the tri-county region.

During the procedure Lee Gemma, M.D., and Allen Amorn, M.D., cardiac electrophysiologists at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, performed FIRM-Guided Therapy to aid in the treatment of a patient with a serious heart rhythm disorder or atrial fibrillation (Afib). Afib is the most common heart rhythm disorder, affecting millions of Americans. It is a common source of palpitations, dizziness, stroke and death.

Abbott Electrophysiology’s rotor mapping system allowed Drs. Gemma and Amorn to identify sources sustaining the arrhythmia specific to the patient. They were then able to use this information to determine immediately how best to deliver therapy. The patient did well, and long-term outcome is expected to be excellent, the physicians report.

“St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is a leader in northeast Ohio, providing the best and most advanced therapies for patients with heart disease such as Afib,” observes Don Koenig, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Mercy Health Youngstown. “We are very excited to provide the Abbott Electrophysiology diagnostic technology to improve outcomes for our patients, a key part of our mission to our community.”

“Every day, new technologies pave the way for better outcomes and improved quality of life for heart patients,” adds Mariann Pacak, director of heart and vascular services. “At St. Elizabeth, we continuously strive to reach higher standards of excellence in care and we are committed to providing the most advanced tools using the least invasive methods to allow doctors to find and treat problems quickly.

“Medical evidence demonstrates that arrhythmia procedures with Abbott Electrophysiology can be performed with a high degree of safety and clinical efficacy. Patients return to routine activities rapidly,” she continues. “This new standard in cardiac care has allowed us to achieve quality outcomes along with an exceptional level of patient satisfaction.”

About Mercy Health Youngstown

Mercy Health Youngstown, formerly Humility of Mary Health Partners, is an integrated health system in the Mahoning Valley, which encompasses the Youngstown/Warren metropolitan area – Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio. It is part of Mercy Health, which is headquartered in Cincinnati and is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. Mercy Health Youngstown provides a full spectrum of health care services – acute inpatient and trauma, outpatient and ambulatory, rehabilitation, behavioral, emergency and urgent care, primary care physicians in patient-centered medical homes, specialist physician care, home health, home medical equipment, long-term care and hospice care, as well as Mercy Health Foundation.